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The war of windmills: The French Connection

Already France has been declared as an allied to the Portuguese in the ongoing war. We have seen that some Dutch war lords have declared themselves as the winning part in the war – which must be a part of the psychological warfare, winning by bragging by the numbers of windmills, all placed without defence in the flat Dutch landscape, always by a canal.
Well they may remain in their HQ digging in their Gauda and Edamer, drinking their Henineken or even worst their Genever.

But now the French enter with style and dignity this windmill war. With nothing less than a windmill for pressing olives. Olives: Probably the Dutch with a total lack of an own cuisine do not even know what olives are. This windmill is brought back to former glory and is functional several days a week with swinging arms.
Then look at the placement of the mill. By the foot of the Pyrenees with a full backing by the hilltop Fort Elme.
Look at the foundation, solid French rocks made for resisting any attackers.
Look at the apparently innocent Japanese Tourist sitting there. Not so at all: She is a volunteer in the windmill war ready to do some spying around with her innocent looking, wearing the dark spy sunglasses. Also launching a new allied axe with Asia.

Be sure Portuguese friends no Dutchman will be able to cross the Pyreneers without fighting down the olive windmill in Colloiure.
And while waiting for the Dutch the army, our army top staff men are situated in the background Fort, while also enjoining the French Cuisine where you i.e. find some fine Fromages, sweet wines from the area, and other good things to enjoy.
From here they can observe lot’s of Dutchmen on the motorways, these days all going north in their Swedish cars (produced in Holland) and with a small caravan in behind – they never stop, they always drive and drive, restless and unstoppable and now driving home to protect their loving windmills and walking the fields as some requisites in a Vincent van Gogh painting. Vincent van Gogh the Dutch painter, the one who down in France, instead of enjoying the fine life down here cut off his one ear?!

Fear nothing Portuguese allied: No doubt the Dutch will win this war in number – but they will remain in their country of dikes and canals as they will never cross the Pyrenees daring to challenge this fine windmill.

Vertical stitching of 3 photos, cropped, PP in Photoshop elements, radiance filter

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Additional Photos by Jack R Johanson (jrj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
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